Fentress and the Monarchs excited about 2011

The Monarchs coach and linebacker Beau Gates talk about the new PFL
By Cliff Pfenning, oregonsports.com
Aaron Fentress guided the Portland Monarchs to three straight Oregon Football League titles.
Photo by Cliff Pfenning, oregonsports.com
Student journalist Dylan Berichon interviews former Blazer Maurice Lucas in 2001 about his appearance on the cover of Sports Illustrated from the 1978 season.
Photo by Cliff Pfenning, oregonsports.com

The dominant team from the Oregon Football League is looking to be the dominant team in the newly-formed Pacific Football League, and coach Aaron Fentress is going to make it happen.

Fentress, once labeled "The Most Hated Coach in Oregon," talked about the upcoming season Monday as the Portland Monarchs prepared for their season opener, Saturday against the Umatilla Panthers at the Pendleton Round-up field.

Fentress, a long-time writer for The Oregonian, and veteran linebacker Beau Gates appeared on the fourth episode of Pacific Football Weekly.

The Monarchs begin their 2011 season with a preseason game against the Umatilla Panthers Saturday at Pendleton High School.

The inaugural PFL season is headed for a weekend with three teams seeing action: the Monarchs, Kitsap County Bears and Grays Harbor Bearcats. A preview of those games and some highlights from Clark County win over the Portland Raiders will keep hosts Cliff Pfenning and Charlie Latt busy starting at 8:30 p.m. live on oregonsports.com.

The show can also be seen live on oregonsports.com's UStream channel

Recorded versions of the past three shows are also available at www.ustream.tv/pacific-football-weekly